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Today's Senate Judiciary Hearing questioning Loretta Lynch, potential Attorney General replacement for Eric Holder.
Several generals have formed a committe to investigate what exactly happened in Benghazi, and they're concerned that House investigations chairman Trey Gowdy might be undergoing pressure by those who DO know what happened and want it covered up.
We discuss all of that and more with our Capitol Hill insider Elizabeth Letchworth, retired Secretary to the US Senate.
House Speaker John Boehner invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to speak before a joint session on February 11. The White House was not informed until the invitation was extended to Netanyahu and accepted. The West Wing's nose is out of joint. Boehner showing some inflated (foot) balls?
Elizabeth Letchworth, our Capitol Hill insider, gives us her take on that and last night's State of the Union..
Tonight our Capitol Hill Insider, the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth, gives us a look at the backstories behind the House Speaker vote the kept Boehner in the leadership, and legislation that is being filed this week in the House. Also, Sen. Mitch McConnell takes over as Majority Leader in the Senate. The behind the scenes story in both Chambers -- tonight, with the first woman ever elected to serve as the Secretary for the Majority (under then Maj. Leader Bob Dole).
Jeb Bush forms an Exploratory Committee to, well, explore the possibility of running for president.
Sen. Ted Cruz is more popular than ever with Americans. But his Senate confreres are avoiding him like the plague. Why?
Obama today "normalized" relations with Cuba. Can he do that? And what can the new Congress do about it?
Committee members have been named in the new Congress. Who are they and what do their assignments portend?
The Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth, retired US Senate Secretary and founder of GradeGov.com, will attempt to answer our questions.
GOP leaders called a recess to floor proceedings on the Omnibus Bill that would fund the Federal Government until next Sept. Not enough votes for passage. As of this writing, House members are still out, but Speaker Boehner says a vote will come before the money runs out at midnight tonight.
However... It’s not clear what they will be voting on. A Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government until the new Republican -led Congress is seated in January?
Tonight the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth gives us her take on today's turn of events -- the postponement of vote taking on the CRomnibus hybrid, the "House of Cards"
It says it all about the voters and the latest election.
"Dear Senator Rockefeller,
"F" - Congrats Jay! Ref your Keystone vote, I knew you would have to hose us one more time before leaving office.
Tonight - the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth joins us to discuss the strategy involved in the Keystone XL Pipeline failed vote and why she's glad it failed yesterday.
Also, Republicans in both the House and the Senate prepare to stop Obama’s planned executive amnesty - how? Through government funding bills. Americans are demanding that Congress defund Obama's unconstitutional actions NOW. But when will be the best time for Congress to snap the purse shut? All that and MIT prof Jonathan Gruber's revelations of deliberate deception re Obamacare and you, the "stupid" American.
With the election behind us, Congress' lame duck session is underway. Tonight, the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth will explain what we can expect between now and the end of the year - and she'll clear up some misconceptions many folks have about what can be accomplished now, and what opportunities the new Congress will have beginning in January. What can we expect from a Republican controlled Senate and House in the 114th Congress? Tonight we'll find out
PURSUING THE TRUTH! Elizabeth Letchworth - What will Congress do upon its return next week?
Lawmakers to Obama: Hit ISIS
Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday exhorted President Obama to broaden the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Dems push Obama to send arms to Ukraine
The administration has been wary of providing lethal aid.
Obama orders 350 more troops to Iraq
Forces would provide security to Baghdad Embassy Compound, and its support facilities.
?Immigration advocates to Obama: Don’t let Dems ‘stand in the way’ What will he do about immigration? Wait until after the election?
Louisiana Jindal's comments about illegals in Louisiana ; http://www.wbrz.com/news/jindal-time-to-stop-flow-of-illegals-crossing-border/
Bill Clinton heading to Louisiana to campaign for Mary Landrieu
John Boehner and the upcoming election
President Barack Obama is finding himself with few friends in Washington.
His former Pentagon chief is criticizing his foreign policy. Longtime political advisers are questioning his campaign strategy. And Democrats locked in tough midterm campaigns don't want Obama anywhere near them between now and Election Day.
Senate Republicans are calling on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to block any spending bill that pays for a program they deride as an “ObamaCare taxpayer bailout,” a move that could prompt another shutdown.
Obama says the borders will remain open to air travelers from ebola-infected countries, and those traveling on foot across the southern border. Many are saying he's not doing his job to protect Americans. Should Congress do something about it? If so, what?
Our Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth gives us her take.
Elizabeth Letchworth joins us for her weekly update on what's happening in DC - at the White House and Capitol Hill. Topics:
AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling' To Better Protect Muslims
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned today, amid a long list of breaches and scandals for Secret Service under Obama.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee met today regarding Sgt. Tahmooressi who has been held for six months in a Mexican prison for a wrong turn into Mexico.
A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.
An Iraq vet's reaction to the Latte Salute. And Barack's amazing temper tantrum. Tonight Elizabeth Letchworth and I examine both. Also...
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) predicted lawmakers would vote on giving President Obama the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when they reconvene AFTER the midterm elections.
Democrats are split over the expansion of U.S. airstrikes in Syria this week, with some issuing strong statements of support and others saying the president should be seeking congressional approval. A disunity that party leaders hoped to avoid before the midterm elections in November?
Lawmakers will rake in $608 per hour for the time they work in DC as Congress will be in session only eight days between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12.
And... For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.
The strategy — for now — seems disorganized and fluid: Find a way to push the Speaker’s race to a second ballot, create turmoil in the conference, portray Boehner as highly vulnerable and offer up an alternative.
President Obama told congressional leaders in a meeting Tuesday that he has the authority to launch broader attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, downplaying the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.
Obama “told the leaders that he has the authority he needs to take action against [the Islamic State] in accordance with the mission he will lay out in his address tomorrow,” the White House said in a readout of the meeting that included Obama, Vice President Joe Biden; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
—”Obama to lawmakers: I don’t need your approval to attack Islamic State,” the Washington Examiner, today.
Elizabeth Letchworth joins us with her take on the matter.